On Screen

June 08, 2019

The Greeneville Sun's On Screen provides TV listings, entertainment content and puzzles for the local Greeneville, TN area.

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June 8 - 14, 2019—3 The Greeneville Sun, Greeneville, TN The Greeneville Sun, Greeneville, TN June 8 - 14, 2019 — 3 2 x 3.5" ad a) greene cnty farmers b) swango's 2 x 4" ad williams electric 2 x 1.5" ad ymca 2 x 1.5" ad doughty stevens By Jay Bobbin For a couple of familiar faces, The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will mean another big night, but for different reasons. Late-late-night television star James Corden — a Tony winner himself in 2012 for "One Man, Two Guvnors" — has his second stint hosting the yearly salute to the best of Broadway's theater season as CBS airs the event Sunday, June 9, from New York's Radio City Music Hall. Stage and television veteran Judith Light ("Transparent," "Who's the Boss?") will receive the honorary Isabelle Stevenson Award for her dedication to the theater commu - nity through her related activism. "I'm so happy to be doing it again, no matter how nervous I feel about the prospect," Corden says of reprising his 2016 Tony Awards job (which helped that special win an Emmy Award). "It's a community of people that means a great deal to me, and I'm incredibly proud to be there just as a representative ushering the night along." The top Tony nominee this year is the musical "Hadestown," with 14 bids. Among talents in the running are Bryan Cranston (for "Network"), Annette Bening ("Arthur Miller's All My Sons"), Jeff Daniels ("To Kill a Mocking - bird"), Laurie Metcalf ("Hillary and Clinton"), Santino Fontana ("Tootsie") and Broadway staples Kelli O'Hara ("Kiss Me, Kate") and Stephanie J. Block ("The Cher Show"). "Lots of award shows essentially are just groups of millionaires giving each other gold statues," Corden reasons, "and here is something where you see all of these unbelievable performers do - ing excerpts from shows they do eight times a week. And it's such a supportive community, so open and loving, I loved doing this the last time. It was one of the best nights of my career, so I just hope I don't let anybody down." Light surely won't, having al- ready proven her extensive service to the theater world not only through consecutive Tony wins in 2012 (for "Other Desert Cit- ies") and 2013 ("The Assembled Parties"), but also by her efforts toward supporting human and LGBTQ+ rights and ending HIV/AIDS. "I remember when I was very young and I was in a theater camp in New Hope, Pa.," reflects Light (also a two-time Daytime Emmy winner). "I didn't realize it until later, but gay men came from the city and were there for the summer to teach dance and drama. And I thought, 'Oh. It was that community that watched out for me.' " Light says she "marvels" that many of her professional ventures echo her personal concerns: "I don't understand at all how that has happened, but I don't care that I don't. We're talking about people taking risks, or people who are infinitely curious about something, and that's part and parcel of this." Celebrity Scoop Celebrity Scoop James Corden and Judith Light celebrate Broadway at 73rd Tony Awards Cover Story Cover Story By Jay Bobbin Since he knows how live broadcasting works, Josh Elliott deems "First Respond- ers Live" a good fit for him. The former sportscaster for ESPN and NBC and news anchor for ESPNEWS, ABC's "Good Morn - ing America" and CBSN will take viewers to events as they happen as a Fox series — executive-produced by "Law & Order" and "Chicago"- drama mentor Dick Wolf — pre - mieres Wednesday, June 12. Elliott will present feeds from various cities where cameras are stationed to cap - ture at-that-moment activities of po- lice officers, firefighters, EMTs and other helpers who rush into action. "I'm sure it was influenced by this time and place that we find ourselves at in society," Elliott says of the show. "From my first moment of wanting to be a journalist, I've al - ways been interested in telling other people's stories — and, specifically, Checking in with Josh Elliott focusing on the stories of everyday people who do the things they do because they feel driven to do them by some greater calling, or simply because it's just something they love to do." A regional Emmy winner for work he did in New York, Elliott admits to having had initial concerns about filling the weekly "First Responders Live" hour: "One of my questions was, 'What if nothing happens?' (The producers) had already been down that road, and they assured me that, unfortunately, that would not be a problem. "I've always been struck by how, when you see first responders on the scene, how calm they are," adds El - liott. "A central part of their training is to defuse the situation, not add to the chaos. On the scale at which we are going to do it, this is unprec - edented." Birthdate: July 6, 1971 Birthplace: Los Angeles Current residences: Connecticut and New York Marital status: Married to New York newscaster Liz Cho; has a daughter from a previous mar- riage Other television credits include: "Yellowstone Live," CBSN, the Kentucky Derby, "Good Morn- ing America," "Good Afternoon America," "ABC World News," "Scrubs," "SportsCenter," "Around the Horn," "Jim Rome Is Burning," "Cold Pizza," ESPNEWS Movie credits include: "Iron Man 3," "Side Effects" On knowing where to have "First Responders Live" production teams stationed: "We are doing as much as we can in terms of due diligence to lock in where we're going to be. I think it's a matter of making sure we can provide the full breadth and depth of what it is that first re- sponders do, and we want to make sure we are focusing on the people who choose to run to the chaos rather than from it — and the people who see real heroism as simply their job." One Y. One Community. 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